KTM has revealed its European-spec 2014 EXC enduro and SX motocross lineup. The U.S.-spec versions have yet to be announced and there will be some differences, such as a five-speed transmission instead of a four-speed transmission for the KTM 450 SX-F. Otherwise, the U.S. models will be mostly the same, though model and engine displacement […]
2013 Husqvarna CR125, WR125, WR250 and WR300 Recalled for Throttle Malfunctions
The Consumer Public Safety Commission announced a recall for the 2013 Husqvarna CR125, WR125, WR250 and WR300 off-road models because of a problem with the throttle cable.
According to the CPSC, the throttle cables on the affected units may malfunction, causing the rider to lose control of the motorcycle’s speed, posing a crash hazard.
No further details about the problem were announced by the CPSC, but a similar recall on the same models was announced for Australia in May.
According to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, the throttle cables may jump the cable wheel and become pinched against the upper throttle housing. In such a situation, the throttle may be stuck in the open position. Accompanying photographs (below) show the original throttle housing (left) and an updated part (right) with a grove to guide the throttle cable.
A similar throttle housing recall was announced in April for several KTM and Husaberg two-stroke models. The KTM and Husaberg models use a similar part as Husqvarna, supplied by Italian company Domino.
The CPSC recall affects 260 units in the U.S.
[Source: CPSC, Australian Competition & Consumer Commission]